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Magistrate stabbed to death in Kebbi, wife taken into custody by police

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Late Attahiru Ibrahim and estranged wife, Farida Abubakar

The Kebbi State Police Command has arrested Farida Abubakar, a 30-year-old woman, in connection with the murder of her estranged husband, Attahiru Ibrahim Zagga.

The spokesperson for the command, SP Nafiu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, adding that Ibrahim, a magistrate in the state, was stabbed to death in his Birnin Kebbi house on Thursday night.

He said, “On 25/8/2022 at about 2140hrs, policemen attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Gwadangaji, received information that a strange noise was heard from the house of a neighbour, one Attahiru Ibrahim ‘m’ of Alieru Quarters, Birnin Kebbi, and his gate was also locked.

“On receipt of the information, a team of policemen were swiftly mobilized to the scene. They forced themselves into the house where they found the said Attahiru Ibrahim lying in a pool of blood and was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

“Similarly, his estranged wife, one Farida Abubakar ‘F’ aged 30yrs was also seen inside the compound. Hence, she was suspected and arrested in connection with the case.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, had directed the DPO to immediately transfer the case to SCID, Birnin Kebbi, for discreet investigation with a view to unravelling the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.”


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